The Warriors passed on matching Cleveland's two-year, $6 million offer sheet to McCaw over luxury-tax concerns. McCaw cleared waivers on Monday and is now an unrestricted free agent, free to sign with any team in the league. McCaw was expected to step into an expanded role in year three, but made a decision to hold out instead of agreeing to the Warriors two-year, $5.2 million offer during the offseason.
The New York Times first reported that the National Basketball Association was reviewing the matter. McCaw was a restricted free agent with the Golden State Warriors, but the defending champions chose not to match the contract. That offer never came, but his wishes did not change, as he rejected Golden State's qualifying offer and a reported offer of two years and $5.2 million.
McCaw averaged 4.0 points in 128 regular-season appearances with the Warriors in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons.
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Patrick McCaw may not be a big name in the National Basketball Association for now, but he has certainly drawn plenty of attention over the past several days.
The debate here is on whether McCaw and the Cavs may have acted in bad faith to help the 23-year-old get out of Golden State. "But if the National Basketball Association voided McCaw's contract, he could become a restricted free agent again".
It's surely been a whirlwind couple days for McCaw. On top of this, if there is any instance of collusion between both the Cavaliers organization and McCaw's group, then Cleveland will lose their 2019 first-round draft pick along with future draft selections.